The Status of Indian Coffee report was released in early December highlighting one of the biggest crisis situation faced by the Karnataka coffee belt. The Karnataka Growers’ Federation reported that the state production has dropped by 40%. Karnataka accounts for 70% of the total national production of coffee which stands at about 3.2 lakh tonnes. ..
Fertilizer: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News
The World Soil Day (WSD) is observed every year on December 5 to focus attention on the importance of healthy soil and advocating for the sustainable management of soil resources. The 2018 theme is ‘Be the Solution to Soil Pollution’. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Soil holds 3 times as much carbon ..
As climate is changing, creating resilient food systems has become the need of the hour. Agriculture is facing multiple setbacks be it in the form of extreme weather events like floods and droughts or factors such as soil degradation, soil salinity and water shortage. Ensuring food security, producing more with less resources and building the resilience of smallholder farmers are important ..
Jai Ram Thakur, the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, has launched Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF) project to promote organic farming. The purpose of the project is to increase agriculture produce and the income of farmers by the year 2022. The ZBNF is a farming practice that believes in natural growth of crops without adding ..
Bank of Baroda signs a MoU with POORTI Agri Services Pvt. Ltd to enable farmers to purchase agricultural inputs
The Bank of Baroda (BoB) has signed a MoU with POORTI Agri Services Pvt. Ltd to enable the farmers to purchase agricultural inputs such as fertilizers, pesticides, seeds etc. provided by POORTI. This is a Platform for Online Ordering & Rural Transformation of India known as “POORTI”. Poorti is a well-established company providing multi-party mobile ..
Scientists developed a new strain of rice that could boost the crop yields by 20%. They have identified the mysterious gene in rice that helps its roots to absorb phosphorus more efficiently. The gene will be now transferred to contemporary varieties of rice using classic methods of cross-breeding, not genetic engineering. What is the need ..
NASA discovers First Evidence of Water on Mars NASA Scientists claimed to have discovered the first substantiation of flowing water on Mars Evidence collected by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter the first discovery of active liquid water in the ground on the red planet The orbiter circling Mars since 2006, monitored several instances of what seemed ..